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U. of Idaho hosts four cattle-handling seminars

Published on 28 February 2011

The University of Idaho invites producers to join Idaho Beef Quality Assurance and University of Idaho Extension during the Stockmanship and Stewardship cattle handling seminar with Curt Pate.

A well-known clinician for both his horsemanship and stockmanship skill, Pate fully understands both the economic and societal benefits of handling livestock correctly, especially during a time where the beef industry is under constant scrutiny.  Operating his own ranch in Montana, Curt has the credibility and experiences that enable him to be a strong communicator and presenter.

The seminar will be held April 13-16 in four various Idaho locations: Lewiston, Homedale, Twin Falls, and Blackfoot. This is a great opportunity for livestock producers, allied industry partners, and others to meet with friends and gain a better understanding of proper livestock handling techniques. During the program, Pate will challenge participants to think outside the box and to identify areas of improvement within their own operations.

The program will begin with groundwork techniques to use when handling cattle in pens and alleys.  Pate will then review techniques that can be implemented in order to lower the stress of cattle during processing or doctoring.  Following the first two hours of the program, there will be a break for food and drink with presentations from both the Idaho Beef Council and one of our allied industry partner’s.  Following the meal, Pate will wrap up the seminar with a demonstration of proper handling techniques to use when working cattle while horseback.

There is no cost for attending the demonstration. However, meals are limited so reserve your spot today. More information and registration details can be found online at or by contacting Jackie Owens, Idaho Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, at or (208) 454-7654. end_mark

—From University of Idaho press release